Today I will offer you a group review of three Nikon DX lenses which, in my opinion, deserve a place in your camera bag. Of course, we are all different. You might be a macro shooter that values portability. Or, you might be a portrait photographer working in low light. Take my advice and adapt it to your personal needs.
|What more could you possibly want from a lens? Taken with the AF-S 35mm f/1.8 - a lens costing less than $200 brand new|
My choice was made with these requirements in mind:
- the lenses should be fully compatible with all Nikon DX cameras (read: they should have autofocus motor, so that they can be also used with entry-level Nikon cameras, such as the D3300, D5500, etc.)
- the lenses should be somewhat complementary. In other words, I chose lenses that could be seen in terms of lineup (giving three great 18-xx zooms is kinda pointless).
- the price of each individual lens should be up to $300-350*, for a collective price of no more than $1000. That's still a lot of money for many people, but remember that this lineup could be all that you'll ever need (not to mention, it's still cheaper than Nikon's newest AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E lens).
* I'm now talking about new lenses, including refurbished or gray market items. Generally speaking I advise against grey market items, but not so when it's about a cheap lens. It's one thing to be without guarantee purchasing a $2000 camera, and entirely another when purchasing a cheap, simple, $300 consumer lens.